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Russell Mead

  • Employment Law
  • Missouri, Washington
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Biography

Russ Mead is a business attorney who for the last several years has served as general counsel for two of the nation’s most notable animal welfare non-profits, Best Friends Animal Society and Farm Sanctuary. He is also a founder and general counsel for Animal Law Coalition. He is licensed as an attorney in Washington and Utah. Russ has represented a number of nonprofits as well as businesses as large as Chrysler and as small as a local shipwright. He counsels individuals on business matters. His practice has included business litigation and advising clients about organizational structure, business and entertainment contracts, non-compete, stock option and other employment agreements, wage and hour, discrimination and other employee-related issues; protection of intellectual property, liability and risk management, fundraising and marketing compliance, 501c designations, real estate and insurance matters.

Russ is a frequent speaker at attorney conferences, law schools, and bar associations on nonprofit law, handling the media, legal ethics and animal law. He has also drafted and lobbied for animal welfare legislation. Russ is the past president of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce and the past Chair of the King County Bar Association solo and small firm section.

Practice Area
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Additional Practice Areas
  • Animal
  • Non Profit Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Missouri
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Washington
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Education
Lindenwood University
MBA
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Arizona State University
B.S. | Accounting
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Saint Louis University School of Law
J.D.
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Professional Associations
Washington State Bar  # 29129
Member
- Current
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Contact & Map
Allen & Mead
4509 Interlake Ave North
No. 205
Seattle , WA 98103
Telephone: (206) 729-5000